This is a classic recipe for the Sidecar cocktail. Its history is unclear, but the famous Ritz Hotel in Paris claims ownership. It was created around the end of World War II and was named after the sidecar that was attached to motorcycles that troops used frequently for transportation in certain rugged regions of Europe that were difficult to reach by foot. Incidentally, the sidecar was designed by French Army officer, M. Bertoux, as a way to carry passengers on early model bicycles. Eventually it was re-designed so it could be used to carry passengers on motorcycles.